Bilingual Manager, Consortia

CMEC Council Of Ministers of Education, Canada Toronto, ON $75444.00 to $97373.00 per year

 The French version follows

THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF EDUCATION, CANADA (CMEC) is an intergovernmental body providing leadership in policy development, program administration, and research at the pan-Canadian and international levels. Located in the heart of Toronto (steps from the St. Clair subway), CMEC is seeking a:
Full-time position
Current salary range: $75,444-$97,373, depending on experience and qualifications
Work arrangement can be remote, in-person, or hybrid
In joining CMEC, you will be part of a dynamic, intellectually stimulating, and collegial environment, in an organization that is focused on enhancing the quality of education for all Canadians. You will work with government officials, partners, and colleagues from across the organization and around the country.
As Bilingual Manager, Consortia, you will report to the Director, Programs, or his designate. You will manage the following portfolios with the support of an administrative officer, independent expert consultants and legal experts, and administrative and corporate services staff:
Copyright Consortium
You will support the consortium, which is composed of all provinces and territories except Quebec, to advance the views of its members on copyright issues related to education, in particular on copyright compliance and fair dealing. For more information, visit
French-as-a-first-language and French-as-a-second-language consortia
You will support the two consortia, which are composed of all provinces and territories except Quebec, in the development of web-based French-language curriculum-related materials to support French-first-language and French-second-language instruction. For more information, visit and

Key responsibilities

Lend strategic thinking to the work of CMEC consortia committees through the development of agendas and meeting materials in collaboration with committee chairs

Facilitate meetings of CMEC consortia committees and ensure appropriate follow-up of action items
Initiate and maintain collaborative relationships with a network of partners and interested parties in provincial, territorial, and federal governments, as well as in regulatory bodies and educational institutions to advance consortia priorities and objectives
Promote CMEC- and externally funded projects to interested parties in the French-language education community as well as to those with an interest in copyright matters
Ensure broad dissemination of deliverables to the French-language education community as well as to those with an interest in copyright matters 
Develop project plans to ensure that deadlines are met and resources are effectively utilized
Proactively identify and resolve factors that impede the achievement of goals
Provide financial oversight of the project by planning, allocating, and tracking expenditures for key project activities
Prepare briefing notes and other documents on French-language education and copyright-related issues
Manage the preparation of the content of public and internal reports for externally funded projects, including working with contractors and legal counsel as necessary
Write several types of documents for a range of audiences and in many different formats, for example: web pages, research summaries, reports, requests for proposal, correspondence, and presentations
Provide direction to third-party contractors, monitor deliverables, and negotiate or renegotiate contracts as required

Key qualifications
Superior command of French and English, both written and spoken
Undergraduate degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Knowledge of Canadian education systems
Familiarity with government structures and processes, especially in Canada
Strong project-management and organizational skills and the ability to complete projects on time and on budget
Superior communications skills, in particular the ability to convey complex information to a variety of audiences, including senior management at CMEC, provincial and territorial officials, and deputy ministers and ministers of education
Highly developed collaborative, networking, and negotiating skills to work with a broad range of government officials and other interested parties
Ability to exercise discretion and tact in highly confidential and politically sensitive situations
Highly developed decision-making and problem-solving abilities
Experience managing a business-unit budget and project budgets, in cooperation with financial services colleagues
Experience working with third-party vendors and with all steps in the contracting process
The position offers a competitive salary based on experience, as well as a full benefits package, including:

  • Competitive vacation allotment
  • Twelve (12) paid statutory holidays
  • Ten (10) paid sick days
  • Five (5) paid personal days
  • Personal wellness and professional development account ($600 annually)
  • Contribution equal to 10 percent of the employee’s annual salary in lieu of a group pension plan
  • Health benefits
  • Flexible work schedule, with the opportunity for hybrid or remote work
Please send an electronic version of your cover letter and resume to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) by 4:00 p.m. EDT, July 21, 2023. For more information, visit us at
CMEC is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse, and accessible environment, where all employees, business partners, and clients feel valued, respected, and supported. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Human Resources team know. 
CMEC thanks all candidates for their interest in this position. Only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
CMEC is an equal-opportunity employer.



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